Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka News
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
As Workers Ditch Trump, Trumka Slams White House Full of 'Racists' and 'Wall Streeters'
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told a group of reporters on Wednesday that there is little hope for labor unions to find common ground with the Trump administration, with a White House that's divided into two factions: aides who "turned out to be racist," and "Wall Streeters."
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein News
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
UN Human Rights Chief Questions If Trump Fomenting Violence Against Journalists
The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's frequent disparagement of reporters and news outlets threatens press freedom in the United States, and could incite violence against journalists.
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protest in favor of net neutrality News
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
With Midnight Deadline, Final Push to Thwart Trump's Attack on Net Neutrality
Wednesday at midnight, Eastern Time, is the deadline to submit public comment on the Federal Communications Commission's plan to roll back net neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from limiting or prioritizing customers' access to particular websites.
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rescue boat News
Sunday, August 27, 2017
'Unprecedented' Rainfall and 'Catastrophic' Flooding Devastate the Gulf Coast
With at least five reported dead after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast earlier this weekend, Texas residents are expected to continue battling "unprecedented" rainfall and life-threatening, "catastrophic" flooding for several days.
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News
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Charlottesville Coalition to March 10 Days to DC to Confront White Supremacy
In response to the violent white supremacist gatherings that killed one and injured dozens in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month, a coalition of community members, students, and clergy have organized a 10-day, 112-mile march.
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 San Francisco's streets News
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Thousands of San Franciscans Celebrate After Far-Right Group Cancels Rally
Thousands of people celebrated in the streets of San Francisco on Saturday after a slate of creative counterprotests and condemnation from local politicians convinced the rightwing group Patriot Prayer to cancel a rally it had planned for Saturday afternoon at Crissy Field.
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Hurricane Harvey News
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Trump's "Pioneering" Hurricane News Dump Fails to Prevent Controversy
As residents of Southern Texas fled the life-threatening category 4 hurricane charging toward the Gulf Coast Friday evening—the strongest to hit the U.S. in over a decade—the Trump administration made three major announcements, in what many have deemed "flagrant" attempts to bury controversial news.
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Former sheriff Joe Arpaio News
Saturday, August 26, 2017
'Law Is Dead in America': Presidential Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio Widely Condemned
Rights groups, immigration activists, legal experts, politicians, and others swiftly denounced President Donald Trump's decision to pardon the notorious former sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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DACA rally News
Friday, August 25, 2017
Outside Trump's White House, Dreamers Vow to 'Fight Like Hell' to Defend DACA
"This is all one and the same fight, and it's part of Trump's white supremacist agenda."
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Planned Parenthood supporters News
Friday, August 25, 2017
Defunding Clinics, GOP Governor "Throws Women Under the Bus" in South Carolina
In what Planned Parenthood is calling a "political stunt," the Republican governor of South Carolina issued an unanticipated executive order on Friday that cuts off public funding for his state's abortion clinics, threatening a variety of healthcare services for Medicaid recipients and others. Gov...
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